Born July 2nd, 1990, Margot Robbie grew up on Australia’s Gold Coast, splitting her time between the beach and her grandparents’ farm, but began spending a lot of time in Melbourne when she started acting professionally at the age of 17. During her first year as an actress, she landed roles in films ICU and Vigilante, as well as appearing in various television commercials and landing the guest role of Caitlin Brentford in the second season of City Homicide.
In March 2008, Margot landed her biggest part to date with the recurring guest role of kooky Donna Freedman in Neighbours, a role she found out she’d won when she was only two days into a five-week snowboarding holiday in Canada. Initially a short-term role, Donna was later turned into a regular character, and Margot made the permanent move to Melbourne, though she still spends most weekends on the Gold Coast, visiting family. In July 2008, Margot took advantage of a two-week break in filming by returning home for her 18th birthday, which she celebrated by skydiving.
In early 2009, Robbie appeared in various Network Ten promotions, featuring an ensemble of popular Australian faces on the network. Having only been on Australian television for a few months, the role clearly establishes her as a recognisable, new personality nominated for “Best New Female Talent” at the Australian Logies. She has also filled the “Generation Y” guest spot on the Network Ten show “Talking Bout’ Your Generation” & was a Youth Ambassador for missing persons as part of National Youth Week.
She left the show in 2010 and set off to pursue Hollywood opportunities, she tried out for the new show “Charlies Angels” but the producers thought she was better suited to play the role of Laura Cameron in the ABC Drama “Pan Am” in which she started filming mid 2011. After its first season, Unfortunately in May 2012 ABC officially cancelled the show, deciding not to re-new it for a second season. Tho she moved onto her next project, a movie named “About Time” released in 2013, working along side the likes of Rachel McAdams & Domhnall Gleeson. Also in June 2012, it was announced that Robbie was in talks to appear in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey. Her casting was confirmed in August. The Wolf of Wall Street was released on 25 December 2013 to positive reviews and became a commercial success and for her performance as Jordan Belfort’s wife Naomi Lapaglia, Robbie was praised by critics. She received a nomination for the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. She won the Empire Award for Best Newcomer.
As of May 2014, Robbie resided in London with five of her friends. In 2014, she began dating British assistant director Tom Ackerley. Robbie is a fan of the ice hockey team New York Rangers. She is a member of an amateur hockey league team, where she plays right wing.
In 2014, Margot appeared in Suite française (2015) alongside Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas and Matthias Schoenaerts, an adaptation of Irène Némirovsky’s novel.Also in 2014 Margot then scored roles to three upcoming movies (2016), to star as Jane Porter in David Yates’s Tarzan opposite Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz scheduled for release on 1 July 2016. Then she was approached by Warner Brothers for the upcoming 2016 DC Comics supervillain film Suicide Squad, it was confirmed that she will star as Harley Quinn. The ensemble cast includes Will Smith, Jared Leto, Viola Davis and Joel Kinnaman. Warner Brothers will be releasing the film on 5 August 2016. Robbie also joined Tina Fey in the film adaptation of The Taliban Shuffle. She will play Tanya, a competing reporter alongside Fey’s character. The film will also star Martin Freeman and Alfred Molina.
In 2015, Robbie starred opposite Will Smith in romantic dark comedy film Focus. Robbie received a nomination for the BAFTA Rising Star Award. Robbie then played the leading role of Ann Burden in the film adaptation of Z for Zachariah with Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor, which was shot in New Zealand. The film premiered on 24 January 2015 at the Sundance Film Festival. Robbie appeared in a documentary special celebrating Neighbours 30th anniversary titled Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite, which aired in Australia and the UK in March 2015.